Once again, I have come across a clever mom invention! Having a baby or toddler means having bulky, but necessary strollers that take up a large amount of floor space. Most of us have two or more strollers that we alternate between, and those of you who have twins have the huge double stroller of DOOM. Where do we put it all? Mary Ann Schwanewede has created a wonderful space saving solution for us, and it’s called the StrollAway.
Mary Ann created the Stroll Away out of necessity because her New York apartment offered little space for her large, expensive baby stroller. After receiving a NYFD fire code violation for parking her stroller in the apartment hallway, she ran to the “big baby store” to purchase a “stroller hook.” She was shocked to hear that no such thing existed. (I was shocked hearing that) Figuring that she wasn’t the only one with this problem, she decided to take matters into her own hands!
The Stroll Away steel hook fits over the door with no drilling or screws (love that) and can be adjusted to hold most stroller models up to 35 lbs, and yes, that includes those doubles. A spacer is included to ensure a perfect fit to any door in your home. When the StrollAway is not in use, it conveniently folds flush to the wall, which is another great space saving solution.
I tested the StrollAway with both my Graco Alano Travel System Stroller (big mama one) and my Chicco Capri Stroller (light, and my fav) and the hook held up great with both. It was easy to install, as mentioned, fit my door perfectly, and did not hinder the door from opening or closing.(which I was most concerned about) Since I alternative between the big and small stroller, I liked having the StrollAway on my garage-to-hallway door to hold the idle one. For those of you who don’t have the luxury of a garage or large vehicle, the StrollAway is a great alternative to stuffing your strollers in closets, or like in Mary Ann’s case, the apartment hallway. I also think this would be great to take while traveling, especially when staying in small hotel rooms.(I saw many strollers parked outside hotel rooms at our last stay at Disney World)
Whether you live in a small or large space, the Stroll Away is certainly an asset to your home. I think the price of $49.99 is fair due to the quality of the steel construction, easy installation, and the great service it provides to your space issues.
I would like to thank Mary Ann Schwanewede for letting me review her wonderful invention.
Amy Bellgardt is a wife, mom, lifestyle & travel blogger, foodie, social media strategist, nerd, coffee drinker and founder of Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing agency.